Oral Answers to Questions — German Atrocities (Retribution Warnings).

– in the House of Commons on 1st July 1942.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps are being taken to warn the German people of the retribution that will be exacted of them if they continue to support or endure their Nazi leaders and countenance the continued murder of innocent people in the conquered countries?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

Both the Prime Minister and I have publicly declared that, by continuing to support and tolerate the Nazi régime, the German people are accepting an ever-increasing responsibility for the actions which that régime is committing in their name. We are bringing this home to the German people by every means at our disposal. Detailed news of Nazi atrocities, which are systematically suppressed in the German home Press and wireless, are given prominence by the British Broadcasting Corporation and in our leaflets, and the German people are continually warned of their responsibility in condoning such atrocities.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs

Has my right hon. Friend any reports as to the results of these efforts by our Government?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

I do not know that I can give a detailed report. Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will put a Question down?

Photo of Captain William Strickland Captain William Strickland , Coventry

Can we have a definite assurance that a record of these deeds is to be kept and preserved for after the war?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

I have dealt with that separately. That is done in the main by the Governments concerned, and their own nationals.